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April 20, 2019

Why I Believe in Easter

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I’m mulling over a discussion I had recently with a young atheist, a chap who was raised Christian but has come to the viewpoint that the whole thing is a story, a fable, rubbish. He’s too clever by half to fall for that sort of thing and I didn’t...

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February 6, 2019

Brexit, Baby!

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I voted in the 2016 referendum and no, I’m not telling you which way I voted. We may no longer have such a thing as reasoned debate in our society, but I’m going to hang on to the idea of a secret ballot with my teeth if necessary. But what I really...

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September 12, 2018

Christians Don’t Throw Acorns (And Other Things You Should Know Before Visiting the Bruderhof)

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You will most definitely not experience any kind of retreat on a stay at the Bruderhof. There will not be hushed voices in the breakfast room with sunlight filtering through the hanging geraniums, people padding over the carpet in stocking feet. No...

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August 8, 2018

Shiny Happy People: The Myth of the Perpetually Joyful Christian

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Our family made a clay oven last Sunday. I’m not going to give a blow by blow, death-by-exposition account of how we did it, or try to convince you to do this as a bonding experience with your family because, like all of our “family projects” most...

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